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cloisonné

(kloizənā`, –sənā`), method of enamel decoration of metal surfaces, such as vases and jewel boxes. Metal filaments (which form the cloisons or separating elements) are attached at right angles to the surface outlining the design to be used. These miniature compartments are filled with colored enamel in paste form, and the object is then heated in order to fuse the enamel to the surface and develop its transparency and permanent colors. When finished, the enamel and cloisons are closely joined in a smooth, even surface showing the pattern in various colors defined by the metal partitions which prevented their fusing with one another. Probably invented in the Middle East, cloisonné has been highly perfected by the Chinese, the Japanese, and the French.

cloisonne

A surface decoration in which differently colored enamels or glazes are separated by fillets applied to the design outline. For porcelain enamel, the fillets are wire secured to the metal body; for tile and pottery, the fillets are made of ceramic paste, squeezed through a small-diameter orifice.
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A significant proportion of Morrison's Chinese ceramics and cloisonne was acquired in 1861 after the sacking of the Yuan Ming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) in Beijing by Anglo-French forces in 1860.
As the price of classic Asian porcelain continues to rise, interest in other media, such as bamboo, lacquer, stone, ivory, cloisonne enamels, bronze and wood, is increasing accordingly.
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To whet your appetite, we illustrate a superb monumental Imperial cloisonne incense burner and cover of the Qing dynasty, modelled as a great domed casket supported by kneeling bearded foreign servants.
Another 18K gold-coated, enameled pocket watch with its origins in Europe imitates the Cloisonne style of the Chinese, depicting flowers and representing unique Chinese styles, and is expected to fetch between RMB90,000 and RMB180,000 or US$11,000 and US$22,000.
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The great casualty here was the pair of massive Meiji cloisonne enamel vases exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, but bought in now at $400,000.
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